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  1. Animals

    How do you build a centaur?

    A centaur has the torso of a human and the body of a horse. It may sound cool, but it wouldn’t work very well.

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  2. Animals

    Choked by bacteria, some starfish are turning to goo

    For years, researchers thought gooey, dying starfish were infected. Instead, these sea stars are suffocating. And bacteria may be behind it all.

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  3. Animals

    Scientists Say: Organelle

    An organelle is a part of a cell with a particular function. Like organs. But for cells.

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  4. Archaeology

    Harsh Ice Age winters may have helped turn wolves into dogs

    In the Ice Age, Arctic hunters may have turned to some game for their fatty bones. Much of those animals’ meat might have been left to domesticate dogs.

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  5. Animals

    Newfound technique allows some tree snakes to climb wide trees

    When a tree is too wide to climb, brown tree snakes use a lasso-like trick to slowly ascend up to snacks.

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  6. Health & Medicine

    Let’s learn about taste

    Taste tells us what’s good to eat, but scientists are still learning about how it works.

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  7. Animals

    Some electric eels coordinate their attacks to zap prey

    Electric eels were thought be to lone hunters — until researchers observed more than 100 eels hunting together. Their coordinated electric attacks corralled prey.

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  8. Animals

    Honeybees fend off deadly hornets by decorating hives with poop

    Bees usually collect pollen and nectar. Scientists were surprised to find that Asian honeybees also gather animal dung to defend their hives.

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  9. Animals

    Explainer: Insects, arachnids and other arthropods

    Arthropods are all around us, but identifying them can be hard. To start, look at the four main groups: chelicera, crustaceans, myriapods and insects.

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